Let me first say, “Thank You”, to the brothers of Temple Lodge #65 for having faith in me. As your new Worshipful Master, I am honored and humbled to be in the presence of so many good men.

Our fraternity, unlike any other, provides the tools to learn to make ourselves better men. I’ve been frequently asked, “What do Masons do?” I always reply, “We take good men and make them better”. Our organization is the oldest fraternity in the world, and we are dedicated to promoting improvement in the character of it’s members. We must always remember that every person is valuable and their opinion important.

I am proud to represent the brothers in our lodge – men who are taught to be good citizens, to be of good character, to care for those less fortunate, and to give back to their community.

And so my brothers, to quote our famous Masonic brother George Washington, “I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

John Conway, WM
Temple Lodge 65
January 2017